Humic Matter in Soil and the Environment

Edited by Kim H Tan 
Marcel Dekker  2003  

Hardcover  408pp, illus  ISBN 9780824742720      £92.00
  • Examines controversies regarding humic matter as a real or false compound
  • Explores achievements of the past century, as well as prospects for advancing humic acid science in the new millennium
  • Amends the electric double layer theories to introduce new fused double-layer concepts
  • Classifies different types of humic matter according to origin
  • Investigates recent claims of humic acid-derived medicines for antiviral, anticancer, and eye disease treatments
The only book to completely define and explore the genesis, extraction, properties, and impact of humic matter on agriculture, industry, and the environment, Humic Matter in Soil and the Environment delves into the issues and controversies associated with produced and natural humic compounds. It assesses the role of humic substances in medicines, fertilizers, and industrial and pharmaceutical operations, providing characteristic visible light, infrared, ESR, NMR spectra, and electron micrographs for every humic compound. Unparalleled in scope and depth, this reference examines controversies regarding humic matter as a real or false compound and identifies trends and prospects for the future.

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